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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am EST
, elections will take place. tell us more about the controversial constitution. >> what's new this morning to many egyptians is the fact this it seems there'll be a change to the roadmap that the military government put forward. earlier we have been hearing that first the constitution will be drafted and it will be put to a referendum. if approved there'll be parliamenty elections and presidential elections. in the draft resolution, it seems it's not clear. it's left to the president to decide if presidential elections will be held before parliamentary elections or at the same time. many see there's some room left for general abdul fatah al-sisi to run for the presidency and win it before the parliamentary elections to strengthen his hold on power. he is the person running the country, and they oppose that. >> any idea how this is likely to play out on the streets. on sunday there was more access in tahir square. >> well, the government and the military are trying very hard to rally many people as possible to store the referendum. they want to put it to vote in january. today some of the n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
elections in the last 10 year, they proof this -- pro thaksin parties. from what we have heard from anti-government protesters, that is not likely. >> thank you for that: >> from thai protests to egypt, and a man who is a thorn in the side of egyptian president for decades died. his work is a symbol of resistance. he's known as the people's poet. he's died after a long battle with illness. he is known as a man with a sharp tongue and sarcasm. >> at 84 the passionate lover of egypt died in his humble house in a run-down neighbourhood. a mixed crowd of young and old walked him to his final resting place. >> this 24-year-old never met him. he said it's a personal loss. he taught me how to revolt and politics. for those here, there's no compensation for this lose. >> he was a rebel, and pop culture icon. freedom and justice for all and people's right to a good life, especially the poor. >> he targeted tyre ants and dictators, with sharp, noncompromising poems turned into popular songs by another musician. his blunt crittism of the president landed him in prison. 18 years spent in different g
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
this old business. all fluff and elected government the chosen government giving pollock to an unelected come home so that's ever happened anywhere in the one i can think of an instance where that has happened and he knows that some acts in this position what would be an acceptable compromise for walks is engaged. well we're waiting to say but don't quite right to be what she said is demanding is unconstitutional he wants the government to be sold in the king to step in and appoint a new prime minister now this is the ideal elected government that he once it disbanded and replaced with the people's council that would be a suspension of democracy but he wants this because the current government's i caught the baking in the polls they're just too popular with the common know but it is not the anti government protests is that you want to share the power that the middle classes that the elite that the educated section. but that being frozen out they killed when an election which is why they're staging these protests. now as you set out to daddy truce has been declared said that thailand can
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
about the next election and not enough worried about the next generation. what jack kennedy understood as well. that's the american people. we go through these periods where our politics gets all balanced up. the truth is sometimes we're nostalgic about the past. >> i am. >> i know you are. if over and over again they see they are not addressing the core problems we have, eventually they will put in place folks who are serious about getting the work done. >> let's talk about the problem with the legislative branch. the nature of america is an aisle down the center. those aisles have always been there. rarely have we had one party in power a year or two. are we stalk with this as long as we have two parties running our government. they can't compromise. they used to compromise. in the old days they would compromise and blame others for the ones they didn't like. today they don't and blame the other party. strike a deal and blame boehner for the parts you don't like and he can blame you for the parts he doesn't like. >> well, a couple of things. first of all -- >> compromise. >> i think
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
from there to his release, and not much time later to his election as president, it was part of an era of historic change around the world that i think will be remembered as such for a long time. the president has spoken a lot about this, not just last night, so i will point you to what he said in the past. it is a remarkable thing. in broadcast and in print, you guys have been doing a terrific job of celebrating his life and noting how unique he is. there is no debate around the world about the fundamental goodness of this man. it wasn't always that way but it is today. getting really close to roberto was talking about dates but december 23 when sign up forto insurance, that coverage starting on the first of the year. when a 1 which is a date lot of people are going to be the systemis actually working the way it should be working. all about these up?s that are coming >> we are extremely focused on it, especially the teams and the tech teams. as i noted earlier, we met the goal that we set in november. we are still engaged in a lot of work and we have a lot of work to do to make sure t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
these folks voted in local elections. that doesn't matter. because the governor came in with the strength of the state legislator and said, you know what, we're going to erase your vote. so actually, the last election these people were participating in, it was kind of a conditional thing. you know, if the numbers didn't work out, we're not going to give a damn how you voted. that's basically what has unfolded here. emergency city manager, kevin orr, will now take complete control of detroit. earlier today, the mayor, dave bing, said that it's a sad day for workers in detroit and the city. >> it's very, very important, i think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures. but we are now starting from square one. it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there's going to be pain for a lot of different people. but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. >> i offer to you tonight, this is unnecessary pai
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
was the first democratic election in south africa five years later. i was there when the country's black majority voted by the millions, waiting in lines that stretched from one horizon to the other. i saw first hand the devotion to democracy. it was the great legacy of the man who died today. president obama paid tribute to nelson mandela today. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others i moved all of us. he embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile those who jailed him set an example for all to aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or in our own personal lives. >>> i promised you the president of the united states. and he's here. let's play "hardball." >> it's my honor to introduce the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> well, thank you, mr. president. >> it's good to see you. >> so what brought you to "hardball"? >> american university. [cheers and applause] >> "hardball" was just an excuse to hang out with these fine, young p
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
and the other was the election in south africa five years later. i was there when the black majority voted by the millions, stretching from one horizon so the other. i saw firsthand the devotion to democracy and the great legacy of the man who died today. president obama paid tribute to nelson mandela today. through his fierce dignity, an unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others he transformed south africa and moved all of us. embodied the that countries can change for the better. his commitment for the power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example for all humanity to aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or in our own personal lives. >>> i promised you the president of the united states, and he's here. let's play "hardball." ♪ >> it's my honor to introduce the president of the united states. >> hey. [ applause ] ♪ >> well, thank you, mr. president, and thank you, dr. neil kirk win is here, the president of the american university for having us here today. >> it's good to see you. >> so what brought you to "hardball"? >> american univers
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
much time worrying about the next election and not the generation. the solution to that is ultimately what was envisioned by our founders. and what jack kennedy understood as well. and that's the american people. we go through these periods where our politics gets all bollucks up. the truth is when you look at our history, there's been a lot of times where congress gets stuck. but the reason we get through it is the american people have good instincts. if over and over again they see we're not addressing the core problems we have, eventually they will put in place folks who are serious about getting the work done. >> let's talk about the problem with the legislative branch. the other day speaker boehner said that we can't get anything done because we have a divided country, a divided congress. but that's the nature of america. they have an aisle down the middle of the senate. an aisle down the middle of the house. they've always been there. we've rarely had one party in power for more than a year or two. so we stuck with this as long as we have two parties running our government, they
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
election, and not enough time worrying about the next generation. and you know, the solution to that is ultimately what was envisioned by our founders and what jack kennedy understood, as well. and that's the american people. you know, we go through these periods where our politics gets all boll objectioned up. and sometimes we're nostalgic about the past. >> i am. >> i know you are. but the truth of the matter is, when you look at our history, there have been a lot of times when congress gets stuck. but we get through it. and the reason we get through it, ultimately, the american people have pretty good instincts. and if over and over again, they see that we're not addressing the core problems we have, eventually they will put in place folks who are serious about getting the work done. >> let's talk about the problem with the legislative branch. the other day, speaker boehner said that we can't get anything done because we have a divided country, a divided congress. but that's the nature of america. they have an aisle down the middle of the senate, down the middle of the hou
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
is a political savior. the new civilian elected president -- to actually hold hands with the judiciary in this way and take on the military. so, for people who are supporters of human rights and democracy, this is a huge stop -- step forward for mali but for s, ifmalley ands -- malian this is a change in mali, what is he doing behind bars? obama. president barack now is fighting back on health care. he is trying to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or y
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:30pm PST
on obama care, something that really unifies the party. we've got one party in the midterm election that quite frankly wince everything imaginable, governor races, we have a huge opportunity in the senate. i think we've been wildly successful in midterms and we've had a hard time in presidential elections. >> what about you've got five senators who are being primaried by the tea party, including the minority leader, mitch mcconnell. that's sort of a problem when you have one faction of the party who is feeding that, ted cruz is feeding that. are you going to support mitch mcconnell? >> of course i support the leader. scott walker was primaried by a congressman named mark newman. ron johnson was primaried by about three republicans who were running, but the cream rose to the top. it works. and i think we're a big enough party to have all these opinions in the same room, debating it out. and i think that we're going to do really well. >> one last question, i'm sorry newt. i know i'm hogging the time. what about chris christie? he was just reelected less than a month ago. part of the g
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the president is going to be hosting a youth summit event taking place here at the white house. he's going to make remarks specific to the impact on young americans and the affordable care act. the point that white house aides have repeated before, about 6 in 10 americans who sign up will be able to get health care for les
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
town hall meetings for the midterm elections in 2010. and so you allow people to organize and get these groups out there, that were there to just obstruct. what you need to do is do small group meetings. start with your base, start with women's organizations and use your best weapon. michelle obama. >> i love that. stick with me, because we'll have robert gibbs when we come back, and i want to ask about who would be the effective surrogates here. i love the idea of first lady obama out there sort of selling this law, but i wonder if there are some real challenges in making that happen. stick with us, we are bringing robert gibbs into the discussion next. when it's donut friday at the office, i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop. which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
the concrete barriers elected by the police. it and it's occupants were forced into a quick retreat. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. the prime minister spoke to the media the day after speaking with the protest leader. she said she's willing to do anything to end the crisis. but the idea of an unelected council running the country is unconstitutional. >> after we met him we found he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister, nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how we can proceed with this offer because this provision discuss not exist under constitution allah. it doesn't mean that we say no, but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate aims of those fighting here are far clearer and more specific. >> in areas like this it is not a crowd dispersal operation. it is a case of the protesters using whatever and doing whatever they can to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
heading into the elections. this was the latest in a series of events. the president spoke to the base and what he said was music to the ears. talking about income disperty, talking about the need for stronger unions and ending discrimination in the workplace, tying the affordable care act into all of it. here is more of what the president said. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape the poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own - that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental effect to the american dream and what we stand for. >> there was bad news from harvard university. they have a public polling unit. the approval rating among his core constituencies, one that got him elected twice, that young people, millennials, 18-29 years old, 41%. that's down 11 points since april. most concerning in the immediate future for the affordable care act, the same poll asked y
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
thrilling presidential elections. it was unclear whether the opposition will get the required two hundred and twenty six most in the four hundred and fifty seat parliament. the opposition controls about one hundred and fifty cc and independents hold thirty five the governing party of regions has been losing support of its own members protests have been held daily in kyiv since president baked again until that backed away from an agreement that would have established fleet race and deep and political cooperation between ukraine and the eu. hundreds of protesters continue to rally in ukraine despite the freezing temperatures demonstrations have been held daily since ukrainian president viktor yanukovich this decision could get a deal to close its highest with the european union allow the president is defending his decision not to sign this deal the channel has a smile most discontinued in central kiev independence square on monday nights dinner includes the woodstock police force if they try to freak us out here in independence square peaceful protesters and we don't want any complex the st
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:30am PST
to continue their campaign. we don't want to dissolve parliament until the new elections to lose any weight. we want to see what we can leave the country it's unclear where she is looking for here. the prime minister has said she's willing to do anything it takes to end the process. i use the term success. he opens the system was turned over power to late to cancel of course by this novel has more now from the protest site. sure it would take it out below foil so it should charlotte loved the color and i'll take that picture you will be in a row the show the cocky they go up to honor apostolic included. yet the will to live but the idea that the picture you can go the common law the police wanted to get clear about the lucky one. you had to travel. the treaty it to him that made it to cook a couch this lying around that movie can be. each option will be taken to the gal that picky eating. okok leather the potentially to shoot at the bottom of a leadership spill in the lineup to shoot a couple of open area outside the bank to make do. will they go about thinking that we reached right out the
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
of the globe elections and mandela was elected south africa's first black president. but the true end to apartheid. i had a theory that the offer to suffer well dollars for profit. if i did. for many south africans and fellow will long be their memories and ninety that is traditional to me often used as a sign of affection. and for the world that he will remain in local icon for racially quality for centuries to come. ut on audience. and the entire world reacted to the news that nelson mandela is that global leaders were among the millions to send a condolence is recommended reports upon learning of them and those that really impressed and popped in and offer condolences privately calling him a great statesman well a global leaders were among the millions expensive or setback for the lay reader a moment stuns us was told by the u s security costs on friday only news of nelson mandela's passing. i'm profiling and seven. by the passing of this in mind then. this in mind that i was a triumph for trustees and the power for the german spanish. daniel rode the water one creepy introduced by
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
were four years ago? most americans that elected this president yet again, now they're having buyers remorse, because most americans are not better off. if you look at the unemployment rate at 7% but for the black community, last check, it was 13%. the hispanic community has not lowered that much and for women and young adults, if you have a college degree, kelly, most people don't have a job today, so people are looking at this situation and though the president is a great orator, a great politician, motivational speeches do not make a more prosperous america. >> when you look at the president, is it all his fault? does congress have something to do with this as well? >> i think you have to look at this in context. one is i think polling is a snapshot in type and right now the president is going through a rough patch. compared to republicans in congress and what their approval ratings are, the president is actually sky high. not having a congress that will work with him in order to get any of these things done in order to fix the economy and fix health care and get immigration done,
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
in south africa. but having him work with his team and the pollster for the anc during that first election, there were three things that really struck me. one was just his enormous clarity and vision for the country and bringing the country together. the second was his great pragmatism. there were a set of election rules that came down that were really disadvantageous to mandela and to the anc. we were all very upset by those rules, and he was just very calm and said no, we'll make it work. find a way to make it work. he refused to fight over the rules and just said we'll make it work. >> give us some unsight into that. what were his unique qualities that allowed him to make it work? in the face of what seemed to be something that was very difficult if not insurmountable. >> i think, first of all, was just the clarity of his own vision. the amount of thinking that he had done about where he wanted to take the country and what reconciliation meant. and how he had already put that to practice. that was so fundamental to his soul. and what was interesting is, of course, there were many factio
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
that were criticizing him. nelson mandela, i was on election observer in 1994, and mandela was being attacked by black nationalists that felt he sold out and de klerk by africaners that felt he sold out. they had to fight inside their own base to have this reconciliation which makes them even greater figures. how do you deal with having to balance those that are with you, think you're too soft, those that think you're too hard and find a way to go down the middle. that's where greatness is achieved. >> every revolutionary man or woman has that great challenge. >> absolutely. >> wow. >> let's look back to the 1961 when the 42-year-old activist gave his first televised interview. >> i went to see the man who organized this, a 42-year-old african lawyer nelson mandela the most dynamic man in south africa today. the police were hunting for him at the time but african nationalists arranged for me to meet him at his hide out. this is mandela's first television interview. i asked him what it was that the african really wanted. >> the africans require one franchise of one-man/one-vote. >> do
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
against elections are scheduled for next month. he was two years coming to you on the danube. initial take on the coming of the desperate situation for refugees from cbs as soon as the middle to low and protests in thailand as the country prepares to celebrate the king's birthday tuesday. the rule. do. for it the eye. as winter sets in the refugees from serious civil war are continuing to make their way into neighboring country. we are heading to a scandinavian countries like turkey and lebanon. these council or did he pull the strings and desperately content the governments of those countries has increased their calls for more international help and for europe to open its doors to those seeking refuge. the cover goss refugee camp in the kurdish part of iraq is home to almost ten thousand syrian refugees. overall more than two million people fleeing the conflict and syria have found refuge in iraq lebanon jordan turkey and egypt amnesty international says these countries the massive international support. in the dung on bicycle. we need eagerly been evident for example. taking an eight und
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
but perhaps not in identical circumstances. not when there was actually an elected government in place that he was asked to do something at the river a center in two thousand and six when the political upheavals here at the time he refused to do that saying that the king to protest at it in any way that he wished and that would be an overstepping of his charity said it does seem that for the time being at least the price will continue to distance itself from these current political upheavals nomar to lead a protest leader this is the pumps obama has vowed to continue the protests after the king's birthday celebration. are people reacting to this and what of aituation like they are now on the street. well today is a national holiday in thailand and it's a day reserved for revealing the moment and celebrating his but then it would be seen as highly disrespectful here for anyone to make any major political statements on eye popper my brief comment from c except that the bible were to resume tomorrow. nobody really is making any comment today will call for any announcements that the timing of the
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
is supported with jousting programs to win elections. if the issue of the unresolved them on the kings were it not likely to last long we'll be watching the situation as it develops it impacts us in new moon. academics in japan say the paddle it advises the government on nuclear power should change his priorities. the atomic energy commission has spent over fifteen years promoting the use of nuclear energy the academics say its members should focus on tackling problems the industry has created the experts say the commission should address a limited number of key challenges facing those challenges should include disposal of radioactive waste and helping government leaders decide how to deal with the crippled nuclear plant and for pushing up the city commission should also make sure nuclear technology is only used for peaceful purposes such as power generation and research the experts plan to finalize their recommendations next week. thousands of workers go inside japan's damage nuclear plant every day but the rarely gets a glimpse of what they do. nhk world you it still cuts a while went ins
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. warrior against government overreach. among his first legislative billions, cutting $500 in federal spending and balancing the budget in just five years. he has since introduced similar bills with growing support. he serves on the foreign relations committee, homeland security, and government affairs with the small business committee. a graduate of duke university school of medicine, he was a practicing ophthalmologist in kentucky for 17 years. in 1995, he founded the southern kentucky eye clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgeries to needy families and individuals. he still does that work today. has been a vocal advocate for term limits, a balanced budget amendment, a read the bills act, an auditor of the federal reserve, and has gained prominence for his independent position on many political issues. a devotedul is husband and father, married for 23 years to kelly ashbury an
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
're acting the website literally can last for another year. because there is not an election for another year. how is that possible, they think that can keep going? >> i don't know. i mean, the problem for them is that obama care is their plan. and that's why they don't have anything to say. and they had to focus on the website. so i think the media and republicans were behind the narrative. you know, this shutdown affected the website coverage. and then the website was getting fixed and we were still talking about the website as if it was broken. and i think that the bottom line here is that once you sign up for insurance, you're not thinking about a website. on january 1st, when i go to the doctor, i'm not going to be thinking about the website. and nobody is going to ask me about the website. how long did it take you to sign up? nobody is going to be asking that. when you go to get your prescription and no co-pay for preventive care for women, you're not going to be thinking about the website. >> i think about the history books in 2040, are they going to be reading about health care or a w
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
to the peaceful transition that it was when he came out and then the success it was to see him elected as south africa's first black president. >> i know you have so many personal stories but one is at that time right before he was elected or after he was and you said you couldn't go to the inauguration? >> right. this was my second time in his presence. and i couldn't get to -- third time actually. i saw him when he was here in america. but my son was graduating from emory university. and i said to almost-president mandela i was so sorry i couldn't be at the inauguration. i mean, i had worked toward this all my career. but i'd worked toward my son's graduation, you know. and he was like -- he became the father as opposed to the almost president and leaned into him and his whole demeanor changed and he said, well, of course you have to be there. you can interview me any time. i said can i take you up on that. >> and you certainly did. explain for everybody who zelda was in his life. >> she was an african woman. he reached into the african community and had zelda as one of his principle gate kee
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
into victory. >> the way to solve the crisis is through early parliamentary elections. we want a no confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. they should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night showing the police were, at times, brutal in their treatment of protesters and journalists. anton is a photographer. one of dozens who were beaten by riot police. he pleaded with them to stop. these are his bruises. this is all that is left of his camera. the police were on the receiving end. officials say 35 were hurt by protesters. some are in hospital. away from the city center, there are no protests, just the grim routine of life, and a cold winter. this is where we met tatiana, very much in favour of political change. >> we were on our knees for a long time. now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful to the protesters. i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> back in independence square, people are prepared for a long night. in speech after speech ukraine is part of europe. >> there's no sign that protesters are to leave independence square, so the government h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the last three years of his presidency, stephanie. >> all right. we'll check back with you later >>> the president and other senior officials will take part in a youth summit at the white house. dozens of young people will gather to discuss the affordable care act, the economy and other important issues. >>> congress has a lot to get done before the end of the year, but it's not clear if the work will be finished since lawmakers don't plan to spend a lot of time in washington. libby casey good morning. what are the pressing items, and how much hope that they will getdown? >> there is not much time. they are only in session through next week. they plan to go i
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
people very important in electing and reelecting this president but there is a harvard poll out today suggesting that at least 56% of 18 to 29-year-olds oppose the affordable care act right now. he needs those people, as you said a moment ago to sign up for this new law. not all of them doing it just yet, jon. jenna: interesting new numbers on the young, there. ed, thank you very much. >> reporter: good to see you. jon: you just heard ed talking about the president's remarks about the economy. mr. obama addressed the major debates in washington right now and the impact on americans. listen. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves these past few months. so it is not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. jon: let's talk about with charlie hirt. he is a columnist for "the washington times." this is twice now in two days that the pr
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
're seeing people coming out like mary landrieu, who is up in a tough re-election this next year, and after a month of saying, well, we need to fix this, now she's out saying, i would vote for this law again. so they're going to try to make this an asset. >> what are the markers we should be looking for here in the coming weeks to come, whether or not this thing is actually gaining more momentum and is working like the white house says? >> one thing is that they've refused to say how severe the back end problems are. they said they've fixed the problems but they won't say how much -- how many problems there were to begin with. >> so it's still a black box. >> right. you can't just trust anything that comes out of the health and human services administration. so once they start revealing more information, we're seeing this week where there's a surge of enrollment. when they start to be more transparent, that will be a sign things are better. i don't think that's going to happen. >> is the white house going to tough this out, march on, declir victory no matter what happened and just make sure
LINKTV
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
. he continued to win elections easily. yingluck has inherited his policies. anti-thaksin groups accused him of pork barrelling. observers are watching to see how a birthday on thursday affects the protests. the king enjoys the overwhelming respect of the public. protest leaders say he wants to resolve the political turmoil before then. as the king's birthday and insi and southeast asia every week day live from bangkok only on nhk "newsline." >>> global representatives are gathering once again to talk free trade. uko? >> as you say, gene, they are meeting up again, but more and more countries are opting for bilateral trade and they are not giving up, though, top trade officials from 159 nations and territories have gathered on the indonesian island of bali. the negotiators are attending a four-day biannual ministerial session of the world trade organization, attempting to save the deadlock around free trade talks. indonesian president attended the opening ceremony. he said the delegates need to show a strong political will to make progress. >> must find more flexibility for the g
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
elections. albeit it flawed, albeit it very serious allegations of corruption. and yet people came out and they voted. under the taliban, and shortly after, that was absolutely unheard of. so there is progress. there are substantial things you can point to. education. canada made it a priority to build 50 schools. immunizing children. getting basic health in place. improving the infrastructure of the country. so they could move away from a drug economy. to a more diverse and traditional egrarian type of economy. so we put in place the road map opportunities. will the afghan people be able to achieve it? much will turn on their governance and their own leadership. but we have laid that opportunity in front of them. i don't think we can back away from the necessity to continue assisting. canada has committed $100 million ongoing. and there is an old legal maxim that says once you start to render assistance, you have to continue. you can't let somebody drown. and i think the international community does recognize that. and also that the stakes are high. there are many, as is the case ongo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change. >> now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful to the protestors. i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> back in independence square, people are prepared for another long night. in speech after speech, they say ukraine is part of europe. >> there is no sign that protestors are prepared to leave independence square. so the government has to make a decision. whether to stay away, in the hope that things just eventually fizzle out, or to send police into the square and remove these protestors by
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
to show the world. >> in iran we have political elections, popular elections, and the people choose governments. they chose mahmoud ahmadinejad years ago and they chose a different path this time around. that provided an historic opportunity to us and the west to address this issue. we are not talking about sanctions. the effect on sanctions have been two fold. when sanctions started iran has less than 200 centrifuges, we have 1900. the met product the 18,800 centrifuges that has been added to the stock. centrifuges, so anxiouses have utterly failed in that regard. it seems the west is taking advantage of that opportunity. we have a new government in iran with a different approach to foreign policy. they have not changed. we will insist on our rights. we will not negotiate or compromise on the rights of our people. we believe this can be addressed through constructive engagement. the window of opportunity is limited. >> israel is not impressed from comments from the iranian foreign minister. there's no shortage of finger pointing between the two countries. reaction from jerusalem, f
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needing the best transition possible. and in order to do that they need months of transitioning. it's not good enough to leave it until april. >> in ukraine, the government demonstrations in kiev have been addressed at the summit in brussels, how surprising was the level of condemnation by n.a.t.o., and the secreta
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
after the main opposition party resigned. the party says the people no longer accept the elected government. five have been killed and hundreds hurt since protests began last month. they are demanding the prime minister resign. >> protesters in ukraine toppled a statue of lenin. several statues have been removed from kiev. this is the largest demonstration by far. many are outraged that the government is rejecting talks with europe to keep close ties with russia. tim friend has more. >> it they poured into square they know the demonstration has to be big and loud to sustain the pressure on viktor yanukovych. on the edge. crowd young men prepared tactics for the worst outcome, another violent confrontation with riot police. a few streets away officers lined up. last week there was chaos, many injured in a place charge. now there's a standoff. riot police at the ready at one end of the street with shields and trudgeons, and at the other, protesters with their flags. they are waiting in preparation. everyone hopes there won't be the repeat of last week's violence. a solitary priest
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> there is no doubt the system continues to be enher rently flawed and corrupt. elected politicians receiving company contribution, sitting across the table negotiating for higher pension benefits. that's just an inherent conflict that ought to be avoided. it hasn't been for generations in every state. >> the league is making promises they can't keep. >> we are negotiating with ourselves. the job with the union is to get as much. the george bush on the other side as a politician is to do the best in the city. >> the new york commuter line where four people were killed in a train wreck over the weekend should be getting back to normal. union representatives, the train's eng 94, william rockefeller says he nodded off while driving. when he came to, he shut down the throttle and tried an emergency braking tech neevenlth the drowsy feeling we sometimes get staring at divider lines when driving. nbc's tom costello has more. >> a train wreck, five cars on its side. >> reporter: as they released recordings of the transmission, engineer william rockefeller was described by his union as distraught. after year
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
election? >> well, basically, you got to look at her as a very strange woman. she has two husbands. one's name is bill, the other's name is barack. she can't divorce either one of them. she's going to have to hug them, warts and all, and run with them. if she turns against this president at any point before she has this thing wrapped up, the base is not going to have it. this president has come back from the dead 57 times. he will be back. but she cannot get away from him any more than she can from bill clinton. >> complicated. a.b., i'm not going to follow up on the two husband metaphor. that was van jones, cnn, ladies and gentlemen. that's all his. but a.b., there's a provocative piece in politico today with a quote from our friend who says that hillary clinton is the liferaft on obama's sinking ship. alex is talking about the now, saying that democrats who want to split from the president even now can look somewhat to hillary clinton for safe harbor. do you see that happening, democrats in a way distancing themselves from the president and trying to move to her now? >> well, she's no
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> so mr. clinton says he does not know whether his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice presid
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
debt ceilings, we have campaigns and elections coming in 2014. what's to say, oops, we didn't get to the other parts of immigration, but now we have more fence and more enforcement on the board rder. >> you know, the activists have not let this go. there's this day of fasting. there are a host of, you know, sort of sit-ins and engagement with republicans who have been intransigent on the issue. this issue is not going away for them, but if, as vicky outlines, the only measures they pass are punitive ones, i think that actually stands them in worst stead with americans in general than if they were to do nothing. >> oh, i think that's abundantly clear. because the bill that democrats and immigration advocates are willing to accept at this point is one that a lot of people are having a hard time swallowing because of this, like, $30 billion to $40 billion they want to throw at militarizing the border and just turning the border. when they say border, you know, they mean dozens of miles outside of the border encompassing tens of millions of peoples' lives. if you happen to live in tha
FOX Business
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
for the presidential election and now they are changing the definition of how people hav signed up for this. so they are counted as being part of obamacare. but you know and i know and greg know that you can't really count someone until they actually pay for the plan. so this is fuzzy math to say the least. lou: absolutely. what he is doing is appalling. they only have 27,000 sign-ups and enrollees over health care dog of in the 36 states that our federal are federal exchanges. the rest come from state exchanges and this is getting, laborious and absurd. >> everyday gets worse and you wonder where it will bottom out for this administration. i would say that the metaphor in this town for obamacare is a senator named kay hagan. a moderate democrat from north carolina. she was easily leading in her reelection fight for next year. up by 10 or 12 or 15 points and now tied in north carolina and people tell polltakers a reason why is obamacare. there are so many democrats who are now running scared for 2014. lou: 16 senators, saying they quote unquote dressed him down. then the democratic caucus today
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
mary landrieu saying -- >> senator from louisiana. >> yes, in a tough re-election this next year. and after a month of saying, well, we need to fix this, now she's out saying i would vote for this law again. here's the good things that are there. so they are going to try to make this an asset. >> what are the markers, joe, that we should be being looking for in the coming weeks to come, whether or not this thing is actually gaining more momentum or working like the white house says? >> well, one thing is that they've refused to say how severe the back end problems are. they've said they've fixed 80% of the problems but they won't say how many problems they are worth to begin with. >> and a black box? >> right. you just can't trust anything that comes out of the health and human services administration. so once they start revealing more information, you know, we've seen these leaps this week about a surge of enrollment. when they start to be more transparent, that will be a sign that things are getting better. i don't think that's going to happen. >> dan, do you see any sign that
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
medal in last year's presidential election. as the pending issue of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations from rival parties decided to continue negotiations. earlier today that the nation's top off this president up and hand held bilateral talks to her inquiry counterpart during which the two leaders agreed to further boost cooperation particularly in the economic sector. the presidential office correspondence and two as well. beckett and visiting freak president carol us but only as neatly focused on expanding the two countries' economic cooperation and trade or seven topps on tuesday afternoon. isn't that called on the greek air from and to be ratified to create a youth retreat prevent professionally to the fact of july two thousand eleven. but final ratification requires each eu member country to ratify the trade pact respectively. the trade deal is currently awaiting approval from six eu nations belgium france greece italy sweden and finland. the two leaders also agreed to strengthen the cooperation and the ship building sector greece's korea's largest
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
, protesters marched through the capit capital. the prime minister will call early elections in an attempt to resolve the crisis. >>> >>> in brazil, a soccer match was delayed for more than an hour when the fans fought each other. police used rubber bullets and tear gas. there were no deaths reported. >>> now for your first look at business, mary thompson. good morning. >> looking ahead to this morning's open on wall street, futures are higher as the markets are coming off friday's post jobs report rally. following positive economic data from china over the weekend. despite the rally the dow and the s&p snapped an eight-week win streak. >>> us airways and american airline also close their nearly $18 billion mirjser today kreeth the world's largest airline. on saturday ruth bader ginsburg deny add last-ditch attempt to block that deal. >>> well, first, black friday, then cyber monday. today it's green monday. ebay coininged that term which marks one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. walmart.com will feature several of its black friday deals again today. veronica, back to you.
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
the republicans fear more in a general election? >> i think hillary clinton is ultimately the more formidable democratic nominee. joe biden is widely seen as a democrat who does well with white working class voters. that's one reason why he was seen as a big asset to the obama ticket. that's one reason why he might, you know, prove relatively successful. but ultimately hillary clinton is someone to the surprise of some republicans who has a lot of appeal with women, particularly mod raterate and low-income women including some women who are republicans. hillary clinton has surprising crossover appeal. i'm not sure joe biden has the same crossover appeal particularly because he's been, frankly, so gaffe prone. >> juan carlos also asked the former president about comments he made saying that the current president, president obama, should honor his commitment to make sure if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. there seemed to be a little tension at the time. this is how he explained what he said. >> i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, hims
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